2017 (About the album Intersections)

Guillaume Bourgault-Côté, Journal Le Devoir, Canada

“Great grooves, rich compositions, ever-present dynamism, meticulous textures and contrasts.”

Claudia Beaumont, Ici Musique (Radio-Canada), Canada

“In our opinion, Intersections is the result of an expert combination of past and present influences, demonstrating surprising maturity in the writing, elegant as anyone could wish for, while preserving the fiery aura that emanates from their ambitious youth.”

Raul da Gama, The Whole Note, Toronto, Canada

“Music on Intersections is patently expansive and at times a veritable masterclass in how to build assiduous climaxes, how to intelligently scale one’s dynamics and how to balance the music’s massive textures in sonorously judicious proportions.”

Michel Dupuis, Le Magazine Son & Image, Canada

“Clearly funky architecture, melodic themes constantly renewed by each musician’s interactive playing, and remarkable cohesion acquired over many tours.

Christophe Rodriguez, Journal de Montréal, Canada

“More than high-end jazz, this is a mature album that demonstrates how much patience and hard work can “pay off”.”

Nicolas Pelletier, REVERB, Canada

“Emie R Roussel Trio –a thousand and one subtleties.” “This is another solid album that feeds the already rich jazz scene here!”

Étienne Anne-Lovely, Album of the day, Journal 24 heures, Canada

“The pieces in this album range from acoustic to more electric rhythms, but always in perfect musical symbiosis.”

Richard Dion, Musicomania, Canada

« With Intersections, it is an inspired and inspiring album that the Emie R Roussel Trio suggests, a highly creative contemporary jazz album. »

John Sharpe, London Scene Magazine, Canada

« At times mellow and introspective, at others robust and electric the chemistry between Roussel and her talented sidemen is evident throughout. »

2017 On the concerts

Magazine Cairns life, Australia

« Having taken the Canadian and world jazz music scene by storm, the critically acclaimed award-winning trio Emie R Roussel have a strong message with their music : to touch people through a personal, thoughtful and coherent musical proposition. »

Peter Rechniewski, The Foundry 616, Australia

« If you missed this outstanding trio at the club back in 2014, then be sure to book ahead this time »

Joanne Kee/interview with Lynette Irwin, Jazz Australia, Australia

« I want to encourage people to take a punt on the incredibly talented young French/Canadian pianiste Emie R Roussel. »

2016 On the concerts

Alain Brunet, La Presse, Canada

“Nice attack on the piano, beautiful articulation, excellent sense of rhythm. A powerful sound emerges from her keyboard when it’s time to raise the stakes.”

Christophe Rodriguez, Journal de Montréal, Canada

(Emie R Roussel Trio), “At the cutting edge of dynamic jazz […] Let’s say it again, she (Emie R Roussel) and her trio are definitely a solid value.”

Torino Cronacaqui, Italy

“Emie embodies the esthetics of the new generation of Canadian jazz musicians, guided by respect for the tradition and the search for new musical languages.”

Marco Basso, Journal LaStampa, Italy

(The Emie R Roussel Trio) “Award-winning, creative and fascinating, they have performed all over the world and are garnering vast success.”

Album QUANTUM reviews


PDC, Jazz Magazine, France

« Quantum testifies to the coherence of a trio, which, far from over-structuring its music and locking it into a rigid framework, practices inventive interaction. »

Romain Grosman, Jazz News, France

« […] This trio has a kind of urgency and energy that sets them apart. Passion and freshness take the lead. »

Marc Myers, JazzWax, United States

« Trio jazz in the modern vernacular is featured here, with pulsating riffs and solos […]. Exciting music that packs a hypnotic fusion punch. »

Christophe Rodriguez, sortiesJAZZnights.com, Canada

Quantum is CDJazz #1 of the year 2015

Helena Smolak, Eastside 89.7 FM, Australia

« Their skills and talents blending together, will bedazzle you with lots of unbelievable Canadian jazz impressions.  »

John Fenton, JazzLocal32, New-Zealand

« Their music has a pulse and a vibe which draws on european classical music traditions and the deep earthy Jazz grooves that arose from the American continent.
-Her compositions are well thought out and adventurous; taking sudden twists and turns, but never losing sight of momentum and the inner logic. The segments are pieces of a puzzle placed by very skilful hands. »

Ralph Boncy, Journal Voir, Canada

« Something in the group’s dynamic captures and holds the audience’s attention from beginning to end […] Risked and won. »

Caroline Montpetit, Journal le Devoir, Canada

« Emie R Roussel, a rising star on the horizon. »

Francis Marmande, Journal Le Monde, France

« Emie R Roussel plays without bias, phrases effortlessly, composes with finesse. »

Claudia Beaumont, Ici Musique, Radio-Canada, Canada

« Quantum, inventive jazz, bright and elegant, as sophisticated as it is colourful. »

Armand Pirrone, Musical Programmer of FIP, France

« I discovered the excellent Emie R Roussel Trio in 2012 at Festival de jazz de Montréal. Made-in-Québec jazz combining subtlety, freshness and swing. »

Album TRANSIT reviews


Christophe Rodriguez, Journal de Montréal,  june 22th 2013

« Eight brilliantly written tracks that inspire admiration » 5 stars

Stanley Péan, Journal Voir, june 27th 2013

« Roussel offers even more personal and evocative themes, orchestrated with refinement and interpreted with inspiration and rhythmic aplomb » 3 1/2 stars

Alain Brunet, La Presse, june 28th 2013

« The young pianist is well on her way to joining the elite of the Québec Jazz scene”, “We haven’t heard the last of her”, and describes the trio as “very promising »

Album TEMPS INÉGAL reviews


Christophe Rodriguez, Journal de Montréal, march 20th 2011

« un recueil on ne peut plus solide » [..]« qui ne réfute certainement pas les influences de Bill Evans et Chick Corea, (Temps Inégal) accroche immédiatement l’oreille par de véritables idées créatrice »

Frédéric Cardin, Espace.mu, septembrer 1st 2011

« Emie fait un jazz moderne et charnel, intelligent et sensitif, enraciné dans la nouvelle modernité « accessible » représentée par Brad Mehldau, EST Trio et le jazz nordique européen, entre autres. »